I guess reality television has hit me -- a friend of mine is in the running for American Candidate on Showtime. Her name is Malia Lazu. Her campaign manager is Rashad Robinson, who used to work with me at the Center for Voting and Democracy. Here is her website.
If you watch this show Sundays at 8 pm, and you get a chance to vote for Malia, please do so. I like her little phrase 'putting the diva in democracy.'